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Level 7

Roku won’t load

I initially set up my Roku Express and entered in WiFi information. It hasn’t worked since then! I only get a purple screen with ROKU on it, I can’t  even get to settings to factory reset. I’ve tried unplugging everything and using a paper clip to reset on the device itself but nothing has helped me get past this screen. Most of the time, the ROKU symbol is in motion but today it is still. When I tried calling Roku, they can’t help over the phone because I only have the Express. 

Any advice so I can actually use my Roku??? 

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Level 19

Re: Roku won’t load

To properly perform a factory reset you have to hold in the button continuously for at least 30 seconds.  Ignore anything happening on the screen.

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Level 7

Re: Roku won’t load

I tried multiple times, for up to a minute. Nothing happened it changed. Could it take longer than that ? 

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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Roku won’t load

@Jessica11285 

Thanks for the update.

If you are still unable to resolve your issue and cannot perform a factory reset on your device, please send me a PM with your Roku account email address, and include the serial number on the Roku device. I'll be able to assist you further from there.

 

Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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Level 7

Re: Roku won’t load

@RokuDanny-R 

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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Roku won’t load

@Jessica11285 

Thanks providing me with that information.

I have passed along your information to our Support team. They will follow up and assist you.

 

Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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